The countdown is on the Royal Wedding, and the chatter as to what Meghan Markle will be wearing, how she will be doing her hair and makeup is growing ever louder.
We do know that she will be forgoing a makeup artist on the day, following in the footsteps of Kate Middelton, and doing her own makeup.
We’re sure she’s picked up a few tricks along the way having her makeup done countless times on set and for the red carpet.
In an exclusive on Brydie Markle’s longtime makeup artist, Lydia Sellers, shared the products she loves using on the future royal and the tips for how she applies them.
Read on for the eight beauty products Sellers uses on Meghan, and we assume that many of which have found their way into Meghan’s own makeup bag too. Well if they are fit for royalty…
Talika Eye Therapy Patches (€34.01 for 6 refills, sanareva.co.uk)
“I do really love the Talika eyepatches!” Sellers reveals.
“I love them because they actually work. There are many under-eye patches you may or may not see results from, but I honestly feel like these patches from Talika reduce puffiness instantly. (Just make sure you leave them on for the full 10 minutes.) They are really great to have in my kit for early-morning calls to help combat that inevitable puffiness and prep the under-eye area for concealer.”
Sellers adds that the patches also make sure your concealer will apply smoothly.
Giorgio Armani Beauty Luminous Silk Foundation in 3.5, (€49, Brown Thomas)
Whenever she works with Markle, Sellers usually starts with foundation from Giorgio Armani, which she applies with a slightly wet Beautyblender.
Beautyblender The Original Beautyblender, (€18, Arnotts)
“I use the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in 3.5 with a drop or two of 5.5 for a healthy complexion. Very few faces require only one shade, so I like to mix more than one colour to match the complexity and depth of the skin,” says Sellers.
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Radiance Perfecting Pen in 2.5, (€35, Boots.ie)
Next up is the cult classic Touche Eclat: “For concealer, I love to do a combination. First, I go in with the YSL Touche Eclat, which brightens underneath the eye and in the inner corners. I usually use the shade 2.5, but we have gone back and forth depending on the tone of Meghan’s skin and the time of year.”
“I recommend choosing a shade one hue lighter than your actual skin tone to brighten!”
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Beige, (€25, Brown Thomas)
To complement the brightening effects of the Touche Eclat Sellers uses this creamy concealer from Bobbi Brown to add a little more coverage. She uses the shade “Beige” on Markle.
RMS Beauty Living Luminizer in Magic, (£36, Cult Beauty)
“I also love to use the RMS Living Luminizer in Magic for a glowing, slightly wet look on the high points of the cheekbones and a few other places we want to glow. This highlighter is a favourite when working with Meghan because of its subtlety; it doesn’t go on looking like a disco ball, but it has just enough pop to make her skin glow in a natural, dewy way. I like to layer it on a few times to get the desired amount of radiance,” Sellers confirms.
MAC Cosmetics Eye Kohl in Teddy, (€18.50, Brown Thomas)
“Another important product I use when working with Meghan is MAC’s Kohl Eyeliner in Teddy,” Sellers says. “I use it on her inner waterline for a bronze finish, and it really frames her eyes.”
Iconic London Boom Lash Mascara, (€26, Iconic London)
Finally, lashes, Sellers notes, is one of the most important parts of Markle’s beauty aesthetic.
“A great mascara is key for lots of volume in the lash! I really love this one by Iconic London in Black. I layer it on a few times because she really loves a voluminous look!”